Located along Lake Michigan in the town of Belgium, this 116-acre preserve is owned and managed by the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust. Contains a 5-acre hardwood forest with ephemeral (seasonal) ponds, open grassland and prairie, a partially wooded ravine and five constructed wetland ponds.
The preserve hosts a “patchwork quilt” of habitats that support a wide variety of migratory birds, reptiles and mammals. An interpretive trail system invites visitors to meander through the preserve learning about the restoration efforts and the unique restored habitats. Identified by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology as an ebird hotspot with 256 species recorded.
Home to the Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory.
More information at Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.
For an OWLT map, click here.
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